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Sunway JB Library & Learning Commons: Lib Apps

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EBSCO mobile app user guide

Now you can make progress on your research anytime and anywhere with EBSCO mobile app! This app is designed to provide the library users with an easy way to access trusted library e-resources.


App Installation

  1. Once installed, open the app and tap Get Started to log in.

  2. In the search box, type Sunway University to find the institution name.

  3. Select SUNWAY UNIVERSITY SDN BHD from the list and tap Next.

  4. Log in using your library ID and password.
    ID: Staff/Student ID
    Password: 1234 (by default)


To do a search on EBSCO Mobile App

  1. Tap  in the menu at the bottom of the screen to access the search screen.

  2. Enter your search terms in the Search Box. As you type, the app suggests search terms that you can tap to quickly run a search. Tap a filter (Peer Reviewed, Full Text, and Date Range) to apply it to your search. Then tap Search.

  3. Once the results are displayed, tap an article title to view the details or read the full text.


To read articles on EBSCO Mobile App

  1. On the article screen, you can scroll down to read the abstract and view the article details.
  2. To begin reading, tap Read now and select the preferred format.
  3. To share the articles, tap the Share icon and select the preferred method to share the article.



  1. The Read now option will not appear when full text for the article is not available.


To Like articles on EBSCO Mobile App

  1. From an article page, tap Like icon. If you wish to remove the article from your Liked articles, simply tap the icon again.

  2. Tap Likes icon at the bottom of the screen to view your Liked/Saved articles and tap article title to read it.



  1. Your Liked articles are saved until your log in expires or you log off the app. Once you are no longer logged in, Liked articles are removed.
  2. You also may create a personal account and use this account to sign in to the app or on your desktop computer. Your Liked articles will save to your personal My EBSCOhost folder and are available from anywhere you login into EBSCOhost.


EBSCO Industries 2020, EBSCO Mobile App – quick start guide, EBSCO Connect, viewed 14 July 2020, <>.



Features of Flipster App

  1. Download popular magazines for reading
  2. Organise your magazines by title
  3. Browse magazines via Table of Contents and Page Thumbnails
  4. Track percentage of magazine read
  5. Read articles without images and advertisements in Text View


App Installation

  1. Once installed, click Find a Library. Search library name Sunway College Johor Bahru and click LOG IN. For off campus access, please approach library staff for user ID and password.
  2. After logging in, you are taken to the Explore screen of Flipster, which will display the titles available from your library.


Searching for Magazines

  1. Tap the Search icon in the upper-right corner of the Explore screen.
  2. Tap the search field and enter your keywords, such as title, publisher or category.
  3. Tap the Download icon to download an issue to your device or tap the cover to learn more.


Browsing Magazines

  1. Browse from the All Magazines area displayed. Or tap Categories in the upper-left corner of the Explore screen to select a particular category of magazine to display.
  2. Tap the Information icon below the cover to learn more about a title, including a brief description as well as the available back issues. 
  3. Tap the Download icon for a title you would like to download.


My Shelf

  1. The My Shelf screen of Flipster displays the issues you have downloaded to your device.
  2. When a title is downloaded, it appears as NEW in your library. After you start reading, it shows the percentage of magazine that you have read.
  3. Tap the Trash Can icon to delete a magazine from Flipster.


Reading an Issue

  1. Swipe your finger left or right to flip through pages of the magazine.
  2. Tap the Menu icon in the upper right-hand corner to view the digital Table of Contents with links to each article.
  3. Tap My Shelf to return to your library of magazines in the app.


Using Text View

  1. When available, you can select Text View, which removes images from an article and displays only the text.
  2. When multiple articles appear on a page, you can select the text only version of a specific article from a drop-down menu.
  3. Tap Back icon to return to the page view of the magazine.


EBSCO Information Services n.d., Flipster App for iPad and iPhone, EBSCO Help, viewed 3 December 2017, <>.
EBSCO Information Services 2017, Flipster: Flipster app, EBSCO LibGuides, viewed 3 December 2017, <>.

How to use?

  1. Once installed, the page will ask you to find the library. You can use ,“Nearby Search” or use “Name Search” and type the library name, ‘Sunway College Johor Bahru’.
  2. From the home screen, click on My Account to log in and review your library account, check out item, hold item or fines.
  3. To search for library materials, click the “Search” button from the home page and type your search term or use the “Barcode Scanner” to get the item’s information.
  4. From your search result, click on the item title and you will see  “Place Hold” on the top. Click “Place Hold” to hold the item.
  5. To renew item, go to “My Account” and click “Checkouts”. Choose the item you want to renew and click “Renew". If the item has been successfully renewed, the new due date will be displayed.
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